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Georgia's most elegant homes: 450 Blackland Road NW


From Buckhead to Johns Creek and all the way out around Lake Oconee, Georgians love their mansions. Homes inspired from traditional antebellum architecture, but showcase hip modern tech savvy features, can be seen in the Peach State's most elegant neighborhoods.

This week's home of the week is a European, French Provincial style estate at 450 Blackland Road in Buckhead's Tuxedo Park. It is listed by Debra Johnston, with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Georgia for $4.75 million.

911 call released in Buckhead lynx attack


ATLANTA – A Siberian Lynx attacked a 21-year-old woman in Buckhead on Tuesday, according to police.

The lynx's owner was reportedly out of town. The woman, Rachel Hightower, went into the animal's cage and was clawed on the head, according to Atlanta Police Sgt. Gregory Lyon.

In a 911 call, a friend says,"She's down on the ground and she's screaming. It's a Siberian Lynx and it was attacking her. It cut her head open and she's bleeding a lot."

According to a statement issued by the lynx's caretaker, David Laws, the woman sustained claw injuries to her scalp. Laws said the injuries weren't serious and Hightower was "fine."

Laws said that Hightower had permission to be on the property but was confused about the animal's feeding schedule. He said that she shouldn't have been in the enclosure.

Atlanta-area unemployment decreases in October

Atlanta-area unemployment decreases in October

(WXIA) -- Metro Atlanta's unemployment rate fell again last month.

October's rate was 7.0 percent, down from September's 7.3 percent. It was 7.6 percent in October 2013.

Fulton County's unemployment rate was 7.9 percent last month.

Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said the area added 18,800 jobs in October, which contributed to the rate decrease. Metro Atlanta has added nearly 58,000 jobs since October of last year. Fewer area residents filed for unemployment insurance last month too.

Metro Athens had Georgia's lowest October unemployment rate, at 5.4 percent. The Heart of Georgia-Altamaha region had the highest, at 9.3 percent.

Black Friday lines forming in Buckhead


ATLANTA -- Black Friday is still more than 24 hours away, but some people have been camping out at a Buckhead Best Buy for days.

11Alive's Jeremy Campbell has more.


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Fire Chief suspended after publishing anti-gay comments

Fire Chief suspended after publishing anti-gay comments

ATLANTA -- Atlanta's fire chief is suspended without pay after publishing a book calling homosexuality "unclean", "a sexual perversion", "vulgar", and "inappropriate".

The book titled Who Told You That You Were Naked? is on sale at Amazon.com. It was authored by Atlanta's Fire Chief, Kelvin Cochran. The summary of the book refers to God's words to Adam in the Bible:

From God's perspective nakedness meant so much more. It meant condemnation and deprivation to his most precious creation-mankind. Though He reconciled Adam's condition by clothing him in coats of lambs' skin, Adam never got over what he had done. Condemnation has dominated ever since. Now we have a more permanent solution. We have been clothed with Christ! Redeemed men who carry the curse of condemnation and deprivation cannot fulfill their purpose as husbands, fathers, community and business leaders-world changers!

Last weekend of roadwork for a while

Last weekend of roadwork for a while

(WXIA) -- The Georgia Department of Transportation has good news and bad news.

The bad news: Scheduled road maintenance will make weekend commutes difficult in several spots around Atlanta.

The good news: It's the last major construction weekend before workers take a break for Thanksgiving.

This weekend's projects include:

Clayton County
* 2 northbound lanes of I-75 will be closed at Highway 138 from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for concrete replacement.

Clayton/Henry counties
* 2 northbound lanes of I-75 will be closed between Hudson Bridge Road/Eagles Landing Parkway and Mount Zion Boulevard from 9 p.m. Friday to 9 p.m. Sunday for concrete slab replacement.

Fulton County opens comment period for Annual Draft Action Plan

Fulton County opens comment period for Annual Draft Action Plan

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Fulton County wants citizen review and comment on its Annual Action Plans and Consolidated Plan.  The Consolidated Plan requires local governments receiving federal funds directly from HUD, to determine strategies, community needs, long and short-term objectives, resources and proposed projects for submission as a combined planning and application document.